How Parents and Caregivers Can Promote Social Play
- Engage in frequent face-to-face interactions to include comforting, talking, and responding to infant smiling and cooing.
- Respond to infants when they show distress and seek comfort and attention.
- Engage the baby in moderately stimulating experiences such as shaking rattles, tickling, moving mobiles, and arm movements.
- Play interactive games such as peek-a-boo and patty-cake.
- Provide consistency and affection in managing disciplinary problems.
- Respond with help and guidance with toys, play with peers, and games when requested.
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